“Friends of the Alley” is a pending 501c3 that was formed as a result of the tremendous growth and success of The Buckham Alley Fest. The Buckham Alley Fest, a large-scale music and art festival, held its inaugural event on July 16th 2011. The event was attended by nearly 1500 people, had over 50 vendors and 9 bands. We knew then that this semi organic event would become a great asset to downtown. The purpose of the event was to entice people to enjoy downtown through exploring areas they may not have seen before. The result was an outpouring of support and desire to be part of future events. We also saw the event as a way to raise funds which would allow us to further our desire to create a more beautified and pedestrianized alley system in downtown.
As a result of the success, and to to align with the group's goal to grow, the committee decided to create a formal non profit to help build our capacity and strengthen our core. This non-profit has several goals for the alleys in downtown Flint helping to provide beautification and pedestrianization of the alleys on nights and weekends. We feel that by doing this we can help strengthen the since of place and grow the traffic to those businesses located along the alley.
BeautificationOur mission is to beautify and pedestrianize the alley ways in downtown Flint. For more information on our effort click above.
Alley Business ListingsCheck out all of the great businesses along our alleys!
For more information about how you can get involved please contact us!